How does your study of the road developed your understanding of human natureThe study of the road has helped developed the understanding of human nature because of two reasons. One of them being the frailty of human morality, and the other being the way in which relationships form a moral compass. The Road is a very detailed and in some ways a realistic book at times.
Although that the end of the world is not near and our society is still running and strong, if the world did come to an end, what happens in the road, would be likely to happen in our world. People would become more selfish to try and survive. Their relationships with others would be distant except to their close relatives. Human nature in our society today is far different to the human nature you find in The Road. Cormac McCarthy has created characters in this novel that are mostly evil and some that are good. In this novel, the reader is presented with human morality.
When the population of people and the world comes to an end, society is ruined and there is no longer laws. This causes people to be under extreme stress and they become more savage and selfish. This can suggest that human morals are not fundamental to our existence. Relating to our context, we have seen human morals collapse. In hurricane Katrina, when people lost there homes and they were starving for food, some of them began to steal from other people and shops. They didn??™t worry about other people, they just wanted themselves to survive. Another example where we have seen human morals collapse, is the cannibalism in 1995 in North Korea which was caused by starvation.
In the road, there are people who??™s human morals collapse and their are others that still have there morals. An example of the people that do not have human morals are the people that start to eat other human beings and the thief that steals the man and the boys clothes on the beach towards the end of the novel. An example of people that still have their human morals are the man and they boy. They go through the toughest times possible in life, and they are still selfless and caring.
They help people out on the way to the coast and they never steal. Sometimes they have to break the laws to protect themselves. In a time like this where people are trying to kill them it is acceptable. When McCarthy writes ???there is no God and we are his prophets,??™he uses a paradox and demonstrates the lack of christian morality as prophets of a God that do not exist the characters morals are decreasing and eventually they will have none left if they want to survive.
The relationships that McCarthy creates are ones that form a moral compass. This means that relationships are crucial in forming our values and morals. They give us a meaning to live and they help us out in life.
For an individual, their families are the most important thing in their life and they teach them right and wrong. McCarthy had recently fathered a boy and so he was deeply concerned with the theme. He created this father that did his best to fight and keep his boy alive. The only reason that he was living, was that the boy was living too. This all becomes clear when McCarthy writes ???Then they set out along the blacktop, in the gunmetal light, shuffling through the ash, each others world entire.
??™ This tells the reader how the father is only living to protect the boy and he will do anything for him to make his life better. Another quotation from the book is when McCarthy writes through the voice of the father, ???This is my child. I wash a dead man??™s brains out of his hair, that is my job.??™ In ways, this quote is similar to the other one. Basically they both show how strong their relationship is and how the father would do anything for the boy do protect him and make his life better.In conclusion, The Road has helped developed the understanding of human nature because of two main reasons.
The frailty of human nature, and the way in which relationships form a moral compass. Human morals are strong and they mean well in our society, but when the world comes to an end, human morals collapse. People become selfish and savage. They do not care about others.
They will do anything to survive. During this time, relationships can either be extremely distant and they can be extremely strong. Because the father and the boy can not trust anyone, their relationship to others is distant. On the other hand, because they only have each other in this empty world, the relationship between them is so strong.
They only live for each other and the father will do anything to protect his son.